Name: Jessica Goldfish
What matters to you in the upcoming election? Education
How many electoral votes is the state you live in worth? 15
How does your vote usually vote? Democrat
Who do you plan to vote for? Joe Biden
Could you be president yourself one day? No
Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
Hello I am Jessica Goldfish and I am a teacher at Fern Oak School. I am 28 and I live in North Carolina. I am happy to say that I was just surrounded by lovely children who are as zealous as me about the upcoming election. I am a proud Joe Biden supporter. This election is very important because then we can really see who can ‘Make America Great Again’.
How do you feel about tomorrow's election?
I am excited about the election because you never know what is going to happen. This is a once in a generation vote, some have already cast their ballots. It is a real chance to have the first Afro-Indian American female vice president. I can hear whispers and murmurs of people. I just want tomorrow to come and the suspension is over. I feel confident that people will make the right choice. Overall, I just wish that the country is in good hands.
Why should people vote tomorrow?
I believe you should vote because in doing that you speak your mind. Vote because I think America should head in a different direction. There has been trouble and confusion during these last few years. The health care system is under a lot of pressure and is struggling following the recent coronavirus pandemic. You can change the country even if it is the slightest bit. It is your vote and yours only. We all deserve a good leader so take it while you still can.
How powerful do you think your vote is?
I think my vote is a little powerful but not so much. Like I said before I live in North Carolina which Is where 15 electoral votes. So that puts us higher than other states but to states like California ,which is worth 55 electoral votes, we are nothing compared to them. Although it might be the tie breaking vote but I doubt that will happen. So in the conclusion I don’t think my vote is very powerful but still a little.
Can you explain why some people might not vote?
I can understand why some people might not vote but some are excuses and I think that is really wasteful. People under 18, ex-felons or non-citizens are not allowed to vote by law but some people are just lazy and don’t even want to. There are excuses like ‘It was raining and I didn’t want to get wet’ or ‘My nearest polling station is closed and I didn’t want to go to another one or I’ll miss work’. They are all solutions that can be solved. We all need to vote so we can be united. If we don’t have water we will die, if we don’t vote we will argue till death.
What about the presidency. Would you ever run. Why?
I wouldn't want to be the president because it will be a huge weight on my shoulders. Everybody will turn to me to solve any problem. I am only used to take care of children not the whole country. I am not that practiced in laws and I practically forget some of the school. What I am saying here is that teaching is my comfort zone and I am not ready to let go.
How do you feel about the voting system in America?
I personally think that the voting system in America is unfair. It is only up to the electoral votes. The votes are the one's who vote for us. The popular vote does give a taste to what the people think of the candidates. We are supposed to be heard but I don’t think that is what we are doing.
I think that everybody should vote tomorrow and get your voice heard. It is important for us to stay united and develop that trust with everyone. We are all just a big community trying to come together and set differences aside. We need to find a candidate that will help us in current situations and many more afterwards.
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